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Five Things to Know About Super Blood Blue Moon

Web-Desk (January 31, 2018): A cosmic event not seen in 36 years – a rare “super blood blue moon” – may be glimpsed on January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia.

This event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events – an extra big super moon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse.

1. A blue moon refers to the second full moon in a month. Typically, a blue moon happens every two years and eight months. Lunar eclipses during a supermoon happen rather regularly. The last one was in September 2015. Lunar eclipses occur at least twice a year. Supermoons can happen four to six times a year.2. A similar event took place 55 years ago. This is the first time, in a long time, that an eclipse will occur simultaneously as a supermoon, causing the eclipse to appear closer and bigger. According to the Dubai Astronomy Group, the supermoon occurrence will cause the moon to be 10 to 13 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.